The consumer-oriented 3D print service Shapeways has improved their shipping capability by teaming up with UPS. UPS is well-known for their ability to efficiently organize shipping operations in an end-to-end fashion, and it looks like Shapeways has taken up their offer. This means they will be able to ship printed objects anywhere in the world within 2-3 days! However, you'll still have to wait for the printing process itself to proceed, meaning "count on it taking up to ten working days to hold your model in your hands".
We think this is a great step; Shapeways should concentrate on the 3D bits, and leave the shipping to brown.